I am writing my first blog from beautiful Gatlinburg. Kathy, Tammy and I have decided to take a pro-active approach to reach our patients in different ways, hence our new BLOG. We are so excited to start this new adventure with our patients and followers. One thing I would like to talk about tonight is Self Care. If you are sufffering from what I call burnout, (yes it happens to everyone) learn to practice self care. I struggle with this aspect in my own personal life. I do admit this past year I have took an active roll in taking control of my own health. I will admit, it has not been easy but I know that when I take care of my mental and spiritual health I am a much happier person and a better healthcare provider. In order to care for everyone else, you must first take care of yourself! It doesnt matter what you do, just do something that makes you happy. I recently became a Keto Certified Coach. I did this to keep myself motivated on my health journey as I have my own set of health issues. No matter what life is throwing at you right now STOP and take time for yourself. As the saying goes...YOU cannot pour from a empty cup! This weekend I needed to unplug from life for a few days and I am so ready to get back to the clinic and carry out my passion! Now tune in as I will be back in a few days. And remember when you need healthcare: Choose Primary Care Clinic...where your health is our priority!